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Jane Seymour's Underwear

  The lowest layer consists of a linen shirt and linen stockings decorated with embroidery of black and around the neck white silk made by Holbein stitch (so-called blackwork and whitework) made according to the chosen portrait; around the neck and on the stockings there are motives of embroidery on the sleeves on the other version of the portrait of Jane Seymour (Hans Holbein, 1536–1537, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien). The stockings are made according to tips of S. Thursfield: The Medieval Tailor’s Assistant and are fastened under the knees with tablet-woven silk garters. According the The Tudor Tailor there is no evidence that women wore drawers in this period, for that reason any drawers are the part of this outfit.

Tailor's - Hanka, Jane Seymour's Underwear, part 1
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Tailor's - Hanka, Early baroque male clothing, part 1